Privacy Policy – Overview

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ObGConnect LLC understands how important the privacy of personal information is to our users. We understand that your privacy matters and we respect your privacy choices. This summary of our privacy policy is intended to give you an overview of:

We urge you to take the time to read our entire Privacy Policy for complete detail about our privacy practices and your information.

What We Will Not Do

When you visit our Site or register with us:

  • We will not be serving ads that track;
  • We will not allow third parties to collect cookie information;
  • We will never rent or sell our registered users’ contact information to third parties, including our vendors and suppliers.

Information Collected About You

We may collect “Personal Information” about you – such as your name, address, telephone number, email address or health information – in the following ways:

  • When you register for or update an existing profile on our web sites or Apps or register for ObGConnect;
  • When you use certain interactive tools and services;
  • When you sign-up for newsletters or other communications from
    ObGConnect;
  • When you provide personal information in a community area or other public forum.

We may collect “Non-Personal Information” – information that cannot be used by us to identify you – via Cookies, Web Beacons, and ObGConnect mobile device applications and from external sources, even if you have not registered with or provided any Personal Information to ObGConnect .

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What Choices Do I Have?

If you do not want your Personal Information used by ObGConnect as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not register as a member or for any specific tool or application that collects Personal Information. You may correct, update or review Personal Information you have submitted through registration, tools and applications by signing in and updating your registration information. If you have registered and no longer want
ObGConnect to use your Personal Information, you should delete your information as described in this Policy.

How Information Collected About You Is Used

We may use information we collect about you to:

  • Administer your account;
  • Provide you with access to particular tools and services;
  • Respond to your inquiries and send you administrative communications;
  • Obtain your feedback on our sites and our offerings;
  • Statistically analyze user behavior and activity;
  • Provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with more relevant content
  • Conduct research and measurement activities;
  • Send you personalized emails or secure electronic messages pertaining to your health interests, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities from ObGConnect; or

We may combine Personal and Non-Personal Information collected by ObGConnect about you, and may combine this information with information from external sources.

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With Whom Do We Share Your Information?

ObG Connect will not disclose any Personal Information about you unless specifically agreed to by you or:

  • To comply with legal requirements, such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order;
  • In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a merger, a sale of assets, or bankruptcy; or
  • In special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others.


ObGConnect does not make your Personal Information available to third parties for their marketing purposes AT ALL
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How Do We Secure and Retain Your Information?

We have put in place technical, physical, and administrative safeguards to protect the Personal Information that we collect.

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Contact ObG Connect

Please send us an email using the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page of our site if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Personal Information we maintain about you.

You can also contact ObGConnect’s Privacy Office at:


ObGConnect LLC
Attn: Privacy Officer
459 Columbus Ave.
#515
New York, NY 10024
USA

GDPR Compliance

ObG Connect and its technical infrastructure are located in the United States.  The personal information that you provide to us is stored on servers located in the United States. If you are located in another jurisdiction, you should be aware that in order to provide the ObG Connect Web Sites to you, we must transfer your personal information to the United States where it will be stored and processed in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may transfer your information outside the United States to service providers with operations in other countries. By using the ObG Connect Web Sites, you consent to such collection, storage and processing in the United States and elsewhere, though the United States and other jurisdictions may not afford the same level of data protection as considered adequate in your own country. We will take reasonable steps to protect your personal information. Note that your personal information may be available to the United States government or its agencies under legal process made in the United States.

Additional Information for ObGConnect’s Visitors from the European Economic Area (“EEA”)

When you use the ObG Connect Web Sites, we collect, store, use and otherwise process your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We rely on a number of legal bases to process your information, including where: (i) necessary for our legitimate interests in providing and improving the ObG Connect Web Sites including offering you content and advertising that may be of interest to you; (ii) necessary for our legitimate interest in keeping the ObG Connect Web Sites safe and secure; (iii) necessary for the legitimate interests of our service providers and partners; (iv) necessary to perform our contractual obligations in the ObG Connect  Terms of Use; (v) you have consented to the processing, which you can revoke at any time (however a revocation does not affect the lawfulness of processing of your personal data that occurred prior to the date of revocation); (vi) you have expressly made the information public, e.g., in a ObG Connect  message board or other public forums; (vii) necessary to comply with a legal obligation such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order or to exercise or defend legal claims; and (viii) necessary to protect your vital interests, or those of others.

If you are a ObG Connect  user in the EEA, you can: (i) access personal information we have about you (we will try to provide information within 30 days of your request); (ii) have your personal information corrected or deleted (in most cases you can correct personal information you have submitted to us by going back to the specific ObG Connect Website, logging-in and making the desired change); (iii) in certain circumstances, you can object to our processing of your personal information and we will discontinue such processing unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue; (iv) withdraw consent previously provided (however a withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of processing of your personal data that occurred prior to the date of withdrawal); or (v) if you believe that we have not complied with applicable data protection laws, you may lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority. If you wish to inquire as to whether we maintain any of your personal information and if so, whether you wish to exercise any of those rights that are available to you with respect to such personal information, you may contact us as described in the Contacting ObG Connect  About Your Personal Information or Privacy section below. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.

Where we process your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you can opt-out through the unsubscribe link in the email communications we send to you, by changing your subscription preferences in your account settings or as otherwise specified in this Privacy Policy.

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the ObG Connect Web Sites to you and fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. This is also the case for third parties within whom we share your information to perform ObG Connect Web Sites on our behalf.  When we no longer need to use your personal information and there is no need for us to keep it to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, we will either remove it from our systems or anonymize it.  If you have registered with ObG Connect  and you no longer want us to use your registration information to provide the ObG Connect Web Sites to you, you may close your account.


The ObGConnect Privacy Policy

ObGConnect understands how important the privacy of personal information is to our users. This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect about you and about your use of ObGConnect and its services. It will explain the choices you have about how your personal information is used and how we protect that information. We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.

This Privacy Policy applies to Web sites owned and operated by ObGConnect that are intended for use by health professionals our Mobile Device Applications or “Apps” (we refer to these sites and Apps collectively as the “ObGConnect Web Sites”). Except where noted, statements in this Privacy Policy with respect to ObGConnect Web Sites also apply to ObGConnect Mobile Device Applications (or “Apps”) for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

References to “ObGConnect” mean ObGConnect including any company that ObGConnect or its parent or sister companies control (for example, a subsidiary that ObGConnect owns). ObG Connect may share information among its subsidiaries, parent company/companies, sister companies, or web sites that it or they own or control, but information collected under this Privacy Policy is always protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected About You

Personal Information

If you choose to register or update an existing member profile with ObGConnect or access certain functionality on ObGConnect Web Sites, you may be required to submit Personal Information. “Personal Information” means information that we can use to identify or contact you, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. Some of our interactive tools and services may request you to submit health information, which would also be considered Personal Information. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Information that you submit to ObGConnect. Inaccurate information will affect your experience when using ObGConnect Web Sites and tools and our ability to contact you as described in this Privacy Policy.

Registration

Access to some ObGConnect interactive tools and services may be limited to users who have registered. Some of our tools (such as certain quizzes or calculators) do not retain your Personal Information, while others store your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. See also the Section below on Mobile Device Applications. You may also be asked to provide authorization for uses of personal information in addition to what is in this Privacy Policy when you use certain tools, such as providing personal information to a sponsor of the tool. ObGConnect will not make any use of your personal information beyond the permitted uses in this Privacy Policy unless you provide such additional consent in connection with the specific tool at the time you submit Personal Information in order to use the tool. Furthermore, ObGConnect does not use any information that you submit in connection with that tool to deliver any advertisements to you on or off of ObGConnect Web Sites.

If you download the ObGConnect App and agree to provide your information to ObGConnect, your information will be treated like that of a registered user under this Privacy Policy.

Newsletters & Emails to You

At registration and at various times as you use ObGConnect Web Sites, you will be given the option of providing us with Personal Information in order to receive recurring informational/promotional newsletters –via email from ObGConnect. From time to time, ObGConnect makes subscriptions to our newsletters available on third party websites. If you sign up for one of our newsletters on a third party site the site will provide us with your Personal Information such as your email address and we may use that information as described in this Privacy Policy as though you had provided it directly to ObGConnect.
When you sign up for our email newsletters on ObGConnect Web Sites or at any time, you can choose to opt out of receiving additional promotional newsletters from ObGConnect.

You can unsubscribe from a newsletter by:

  • Following the directions included at the bottom of the newsletter.
  • Logging in to ObGConnect Web Sites and unchecking the newsletters you no longer wish to receive under the “My Profile” section.

Market Research

From time to time, ObGConnect may conduct online research surveys through email invitations, pop-up surveys and online focus groups. When participating in a survey, we may ask you to enter Personal Information. The Personal Information you submit in a survey may be used by ObGConnect for research and measurement purposes, as described below, including measuring the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs. When our market research surveys collect Personal Information we will not knowingly accept participants who are under the age of 13. Market research surveys conducted by or on behalf of ObGConnect will contain a link to this Privacy Policy.

Emails You Send to ObGConnect

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to ObGConnect by email. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email to ObGConnect.

Non-Personal Information

Even if you do not register with or provide any Personal Information to
ObG Connect , we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of
ObG Connect Web Sites. “Non-Personal Information” means information that we cannot use to identify or contact you. We may also acquire Non-Personal Information about our users from external sources. While you may use some of the functionality of ObGConnect without registration, many of the specific tools and services on ObGConnect Web Sites require that you register with ObGConnect.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We collect Non-Personal Information about your use of ObGConnect Web Sites and your use of other web sites through the use of Cookies and Web Beacons. “Cookies” are small data files that are stored on the hard drive of the computer you use to view a web site. Every computer that accesses ObGConnect Web Sites is assigned a different Cookie by ObGConnect . “Web Beacons” are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the Web Beacon is located, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any Cookies on your computer previously placed by that server.

Third parties under contract with ObGConnect may use Cookies or Web Beacons to collect Non-Personal Information about your usage of ObGConnect Web Sites, including which health topics you have viewed. These third party advertising service providers may only use this information to help ObGConnect determine future content based on additional Non-Personal Information to the extent known by ObGConnect or these third parties.

Mobile Device Applications (“Apps”) and Mobile Optimized Sites

Some of our Apps, such as require that you be registered and signed in in order to use them. Some of our Apps, such as ObGConnect App, allow you to use many features without being registered but require that you are signed in as a registered user in order to use certain features, the information that we collect through your use of these Apps and tools will be treated as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy.

Therefore, if you do not want to be Cookied when you use your mobile device you should not use our Mobile Device Apps and you should set your mobile device to reject Cookies when you use our mobile optimized sites.

Our use of Cookies and Web Beacons on our mobile optimized sites are similar to our use on our desktop sites. Your choices to reject Cookies, use the Network Advertising Initiative and the TRUSTed Ads™ program, described below in the section “What Choices Do I Have” are available on our mobile optimized sites. If you have questions about how to reject Cookies on your specific device please check with the device manufacturer.

Updating/Removing Your Personal Information

If you do not want your Personal Information used by ObGConnect as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not register as a member or for any specific tool or application that collects Personal Information. You can correct, update or review Personal Information you have previously submitted by going back to the specific tool or application, logging-in and making the desired change. You can also update any Personal Information you have submitted by contacting us using the contact information listed below.

If you have registered and desire to delete any of your Personal Information you have provided to us from our systems please contact us using the contact information listed below. Upon your request, we will delete your Personal Information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media. You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to ObGConnect Web Sites from our servers.

Cookies

Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. If you reject our Cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of ObGConnect Web Sites may not work properly but you do not have to accept our Cookies in order to productively use ObGConnect Web Sites. It is important to note that in order to use the opt-out serObGConnectvices described below, such as the Network Advertising Initiative and the TRUSTed Ads™ program, you must not reject all Cookies because these opt-out procedures work by placing Cookies on your browser that enable these opt-out procedures to function. The “opt-out Cookies” are placed, for example, in order to help prevent the placement of Cookies used for the targeting of advertising.

How Information Collected About You Is Used

Information collected by ObGConnect about you is used by ObGConnect to:

  • administer your account,
  • provide you with access to particular tools and services,
  • respond to your inquiries you send to us and to send you administrative communications about ObGConnect Web Sites or services,
  • obtain your feedback about ObGConnect Web Sites or our offerings,
  • statistically analyze user behavior and activity including how frequently areas of the site are visited and how many emails are received and opened,
  • provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with more relevant content both on ObGConnect Web Sites or on other web sites that you visit after you leave ObGConnect Web Sites
  • conduct research and measurement activities, including those described below
  • send you personalized emails or secure electronic messages pertaining to your health interests, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities from ObGConnect

ObGConnect may combine Personal and Non-Personal Information collected by ObGConnect about you, and may combine this information with information from external sources.

We also use Cookies in order to enable us to conduct surveys for our own use and on behalf of our advertisers. These Cookies are used to determine whether you have seen certain content or advertising so that we may request your opinions. We may also use Cookies to authenticate respondents or to help you pick up where you left off in a survey. If you have Cookies disabled you may not be able to participate in some surveys.

Research and Measurement Activities

Information that ObGConnect collects about you may be combined by ObGConnect with other information available to ObGConnect through third parties for research and measurement purposes, including measuring the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs. This information from other sources may include age, gender, demographic, geographic, personal interests, product purchase activity or other information. We may report aggregate information, which is not able to be identified back to an individual user of ObGConnect Web Sites, to our current or prospective advertisers and other business partners. We do not sell or share any Personal Information with any third parties, except that contractors performing services on our behalf may be provided access to Personal Information when performing these services. These contractors agree not to use this information for any purpose other than performing services on our behalf.

With Whom Do We Share Your Information?

Except as described in this Privacy Policy or as specifically agreed to by you, ObGConnect will not disclose any Personal Information it gathers from you through ObGConnect Web Sites. We may only release Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights. In addition, we may disclose Personal Information as described below.

In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, or in the event of a sale of assets or a bankruptcy, ObGConnect reserves the right to transfer your Personal Information to the new party in control or the party acquiring assets. In the event of such a change, your Personal Information will continue to be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy unless any changes to the Privacy Policy are made in accordance with the section below that discusses “Changes to This Privacy Policy.”

Disclosures to ObGConnect Contractors

ObGConnect contractors sometimes have limited access to your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the course of providing products or services to ObGConnect . These contractors include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, data analysis, research, advertising and marketing assistance and/or content in connection with our operation and maintenance of ObGConnect Web Sites. We contractually require that our contractors: 1) protect the privacy of your Personal and Non-Personal Information consistent with this Privacy Policy and 2) not use or disclose your Personal or Non-Personal Information for any purpose other than providing a limited service or function for ObGConnect .

Disclosures to Third Party Web Sites

Certain content, services and advertisements offered to you through ObGConnect Web Sites are served on, or contain links to, web sites hosted and operated by a company other than ObGConnect (“Third Party Web Sites”). ObGConnect does not disclose your Personal Information to these Third Party Web Sites without your consent, but you should be aware that any information you disclose to the other web sites once you access these other web sites is not subject to this Privacy Policy. ObGConnect does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Web Sites. You should review the privacy policy posted on the other web site to understand how that Third Party Web Site collects and uses your Personal Information. ObGConnect makes an effort to make it obvious to you when you leave our website and enter a Third Party Web Site, either by requiring you to click on a link or by notifying you on the site before you visit the third party site. In addition, if you see a phrase such as “Powered by” or “in association with” followed by the name of a company other than ObGConnect , then you are on a web site hosted by a company other than ObGConnect.

How Do We Secure and Retain Your Information?

We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your Personal Information. Despite ObGConnect’s efforts to protect your Personal Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.

The security of your Personal Information is important to us. When you enter Personal Information (including personal health information in various tools on our website), we encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology.

We will retain your Personal Information as long as your account is active or needed to provide you services. At any time you can remove your Personal Information or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to ObGConnect from our servers. ObGConnect tools that collect and store Personal Information allow you to correct, update or review information you have submitted by going back to the specific tool, logging-in and making the desired changes. We will also retain your Personal Information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Children

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. ObGConnect Web Sites are not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. ObGConnect Web Sites do not collect Personal Information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13.

Contacting ObGConnect about Your Personal Information or Privacy

Please send us an email by using the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page of our site if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Personal Information we maintain about you.

You can also contact ObGConnect’s Privacy Office at:

ObGConnect
Attn: Privacy Officer
459 Columbus Ave. #515
New York, NY 10024
USA

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy or any of our tools or services at any time and any changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. If we make any material changes to this policy we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified when you register) and/or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this website for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not register with us and that you do not use ObGConnect Web Sites. Please exit ObGConnect Web Sites immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy

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